Category: Digital cameras
Switch view

Gulp is the largest-scale stop-motion video and it’s shot with a Nokia N8

by 20 comments

The Nokia has inspired young talents to create cool videos with its N8 camera phone for a while now. This is the latest in a line of many very cool videos and the largest in scale stop-motion animation shot with the Nokia N8.

The plot is marine in essence – a fisherman in his small boat is taken on a perilous journey after he gets swallowed by a giant fish. You can check out the making of if you’re interested in making your own stop-motion video. The tricky part is that little bot is actually a life-size, real vessel. The person starring is a real man, as well. Read more »

Olympus reveals PEN E-PL3 pricing and availability, launches SP-810UZ

by 6 comments

Last month we wrote about three new Olympus cameras, the PEN EP-3, E-PL3 and E-PM1. Out of these, only the price for the E-P3 was revealed back then.

Now Olympus has decided they should let us know about the price of one more of the three cameras. So here it is. The Olympus PEN E-PL3 will cost you $699.99 and will come with a 14-42mm zoom lens or 17mm prime lens. It will be sold in three colors; black, white and red and will start shipping in September. Read more »

Panasonic unveils FZ47 (FZ48) with 24x zoom, 3D photos and 1080p video

by 3 comments

Panasonic has just announced the new addition to their lineup of superzoom compacts, the FZ47 (to be known in Europe as FZ48). Carrying a 1/2.33″ 12.1 megapixel sensor the new camera has a 24x zoom range covering the 25 – 600mm range (in 35mm equivalent).

The stabilized lens is pretty bright on the wide side opening the aperture all the way to F/2.8, but at the long end you only get F/5.2 as a maximum aperture. Video recording up to 1080p resolution is a go in both MP4 and AVCHD formats and on the back you are getting a 3″ LCD of 460K dots. Read more »

Leaked Sony A77 is one 24MP monster of an EVIL camera with 1080p video recording

by 11 comments

A few photos and some specs of an upcoming 24 megapixel Sony A77 camera surfaced and they look quite exciting. The mirrorless camera with Electronic Viewfinder and Interchangeable Lens (EVIL) looks like a real beast and judging by the resolution and its reported ability to record 1080p video, it might be the most capable in its class to date.

The only thing that puzzles us a bit is its size. As far as we know, the main advantage of EVIL cameras compared to DSLR cameras is that they are way more compact and this one looks anything, but that. Read more »

Olympus announces PEN E-P3, PEN E-PL3 and PEN E-PM1 Micro Four Thirds cameras

by 454 comments

Continuing their efforts to popularize their Micro Four Thirds system, Olympus has launched three more cameras, the PEN E-P3, PEN E-PL3 and PEN E-PM1. All three cameras come with a 12.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor, built-in image stabilization, TruePic VI image processor, 12,800 ISO limit, 1080i video recording and what Olympus claims to be the world’s fastest auto-focus system.

Olympus PEN E-P3

The PEN EP-3 has a 3.0-inch touchscreen OLED display on the back and comes with a built-in flash unlike the E-P2. It also has a 3D mode which takes a second picture with a slightly different perspective and merges the two images together to create a 3D image. Read more »

Here’s the winner of the Nokia Shorts 2011 video contest, it’s so cool

by 12 comments

You may have never heard of Nokia Shorts, and no it’s not some dirty euphemism for underwear. It’s actually a creative contest for film-making for artists, armed with the world’s current camera-phone top dog the Nokia N8.

The winner is a chap, named James W Griffiths, who made a split-screen video showing us two different points of view of two people, living in different cities. He’s called it “Splitscreen: A love story”. The video is brilliantly thought out and you can tell the creator spent many hours, if not days waiting for the right shot Read more »

Seagull flies off with a GoPro camera, apparently [VIDEO]

by 316 comments

You may have heard or seen the GoPro range of wearable cameras. According to the manufacturer they are the world’s most popular wearable HD camera for sports. They are pretty interesting. But it seems humans are not the only ones who find them interesting. According to this video below, a seagull flew away with one while it was on and recording, enabling it to capture its flight.

To anyone who has spent a considerable amount of time on the Internet, only one word comes to mind after watching the video: fake. First of all, why was the guy carrying the camera almost close to the ground? Why did he drop it when it saw the seagull approaching? What was he doing while the seagull flew with it? And most importantly, how on earth did he manage to find that camera? Read more »

iPhone 4 dashes ahead of the Nikon D90, becomes the most popular camera on Flickr

by 38 comments

If you watched Apple’s latest keynote, you may remember Scott Forstall mentioning that the iPhone 4 is the second most popular camera on Flickr. Well, not any more.

That’s because it has just beat the Nikon D90 in becoming the most popular camera on Flickr of all time. Camera, not camera phone. Read more »

Panasonic launches Lumix GF3 camera, packs in 12.1 megapixel sensor and 1080/60i video recording

by 14 comments

Panasonic has launched the new Lumix GF3, their smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera. Although it might seem as if it is the successor to the GF2, the GF3 will be selling alongside it and takes a more simplified approach to photography that would appeal to novices.

It has the same 12.1 megapixel sensor in a similar looking body but if you pay attention you will notice that there are some differences. For starters there is no hot shoe for you to attach a second, more powerful flash. The stereo microphones are replaced by a single one. And you will also notice Read more »

Sony announces NEX-C3 and Alpha A35 cameras, priced at $649 and $699 respectively

by 7 comments

If you were one of those who mourned the loss of the Sony NEX-3 camera when Sony abruptly discontinued it a short while after it was launched then we have good news for you. Sony has announced that they will be launching the successor to the NEX-3 in the form of the NEX-C3, which also happens to be the smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sensor.

Among the list of changes is a new design, a higher resolution 16.2 megapixel sensor, improved battery life, new Picture Effects and a new macro lens Read more »

Samsung helps you take better pictures of your kids with a clever update to its 2View cameras [VIDEO]

by 487 comments

Samsung’s 2View line of dual screen digital cameras has been quite popular since its launch in 2009. Now, to strengthen up its position even further, the company has developed a clever way to attract a very powerful group of consumers – those with children.

As some of you might know, taking pictures of children is not the easiest task in the world since they tend to move a lot and not look at the camera. Read more »

200 megapixel Hasselblad H4D-200MS costs $45,000, has more megapixels than you’d know what to do with

by 309 comments

200 megapixels. That’s about 190 megapixels more than what most people would ever need. But then this camera is not designed for most people. This camera is designed for those that need that kind of ridiculous pixel count in their images and know what they are doing. Also for those that have $45,000 lying around for a camera.

So how does the H4D-200MS achieve this extraordinary feat of capturing 200 megapixel images, considering it “only” has a 50 megapixel sensor inside? The answer is with a motor, and a piezoelectric one at that. Read more »

Panasonic LUMIX G3 announced – interchangeable lens, swivel touchscreen and more

by 389 comments

Panasonic announced the LUMIX G3 interchangeable lens camera with a 16MP sensor, 1080p video recording in AVCHD and a swivel touch screen. It’s their smallest and lightest Micro Four Thirds model yet.

There’s a preview of the LUMIX G3 already available, complete with many camera samples. Read more »

New NIKKOR 50mm F1.8 lens with a built-in auto focus motor gets officially announced

by 322 comments

The lens that was eluded to nearly a fortnight ago is now here to stay. Nikon have officially drawn the curtain back on the new AF-S NIKKOR 50mm F/1.8G lens.

AF-S NIKKOR 50mm F/1.8G lens

Other than its shiny new-ness, the 50mm F/1.8G can pull off some interesting tricks. With the inclusion of a dedicated Silent Wave Motor the lens can promise quiet auto focusing on all Nikon bodies and at the same time, instant access to its manual focus capabilities. Read more »

The follow up to the short-lived Sony NEX-3 spotted, meet the NEX-C3

by 805 comments

In mid-2010, Sony released the highly successful NEX-3 Compact. It sported a huge 14.2 MP sensor, a large adjustable screen, interchangeable lenses and could shoot 720p HD video. Oddly enough, Sony decided that despite its success they would then take it off the shelves after only 8 months of availability. It seems now however that its successor is getting ready to take the stand.

Sony NEX-C3

Leaked shots of the NEX-C3 have been spotted and it looks to build on the reputation of its predecessor. For a start it comes with a 16.2MP image sensor, the same sensor used in the Sony A55 DSLR. It will most likely support full 1080p HD video recording and as you can see in the image above, comes with a far more impressive flash than that of the NEX-3. It also keeps the interchangeable lens functionality and the tiltable LCD screen. Read more »